Based in Sophia Antipolis (France), ETSI unites
912 members from 54 countries inside and outside Europe, and represents
administrations, network operators, manufacturers, service providers,
technical bodies and users. The Institute's work programme is determined
by its members, who are also responsible for approving its deliverables.
As a result, ETSI's activities are maintained in close alignment with
the market needs expressed by its members.
|ETSI is a non-profit
organization whose mission is to produce the telecommunications
standards that will be used for the decades to come throughout
Europe and beyond.
ETSI plays a major role in developing a wide range of standards and
other technical documentation as Europe’s contribution to world-wide
standardization in telecommunications, broadcasting and information
technology. ETSI's prime objective is to support global harmonization
by providing a forum in which all the key players can contribute actively.
ETSI is one of the three European standard organizations officially
recognised by the European Commission and the EFTA secretariat. (The
other two beings are CEN and CENELEC).
ETSI relies on co-operation - with its member organizations, which provide
the technical inputs to its Technical Committees and Projects, with
other standardization bodies throughout the world and with the organizations,
which finally adopt and use its products.
ETSI consists of a General Assembly, a Board, a Technical Organization
and a Secretariat. The Technical Organization produces and approves
technical standards. It encompasses ETSI Projects (EPs), ETSI Partnership
Project (EPPs - such as 3GPP), Technical Committees (TCs) and Special
Committees. More than 3500 experts are at present working for ETSI
in over 200 groups.
The central Secretariat of ETSI is located in Sophia Antipolis, a
high tech research park in Southern France. It comprises about 100
staff members. In order to promote and accelerate standardization,
additional experts work on a full time basis at the ETSI Headquarters.
At present, there are about 25 Specialist Task Forces (STFs) with
around 60 experts. Since the creation of the institute in 1988, more
than 6000 ETSI deliverables have been published.
ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) is a not
for profit organization whose mission is to produce the telecommunications
standards that will be used for decades to come throughout Europe
Based in Sophia Antipolis, south of France, ETSI unites 768 members
from 55 countries inside and outside Europe, and represents administrations,
network operators, manufacturers, service providers, research bodies
and users. The Institute's work programme is determined by its members,
who are also responsible for approving its deliverables. As a result,
ETSI's activities are maintained in close alignment with the market
needs expressed by its members. ETSI plays a major role in developing
a wide range of standards and other technical documentation as Europe's
contribution to world-wide standardization in telecommunications,
broadcasting and information technology. ETSI's prime objective is
to support global harmonization by providing a forum in which all
the key players can contribute actively. ETSI is officially recognized
by the European Commission and the EFTA secretariat.
Technical Bodies Organizational Chart
BECOME A MEMBER
Benefits and Rights
In a world of complex telecommunications and simple needs, standards
are the genesis of tomorrow's technologies. For many businesses, standardization
has become a strategic discipline.
As well as the pride with which ETSI Members may justifiably feel
in helping to build a harmonized market, participation in ETSI will
affect your commercial activities and ambitions for decades to come.
As an ETSI Member...
You will benefit from collaborative competition and exchange viewpoints
with your peers
You will be able to influence future technical orientations
You will be given the opportunity that the work on standards gives
to meet other experts in subjects of interest
You will gain knowledge from participating in discussions
As an ETSI Member, your rights allow you to influence the elaboration
of standards. Full Members have the right to attend meetings of Technical
Bodies and to participate in their work with the right to vote. Associate
Members have the right to attend meetings of Technical Bodies and
to participate in their work with the right to vote on all matters
except those concerning ENs or matters concerning documents exclusively
intended for regulatory use by the European Union. Observers do not
have the right to attend meetings of a Technical Body, but may attend
the General Assembly meetings without the right to vote.
ETSI shall, through international collaboration, including Partnership
Projects, pursue the objective of developing globally applicable deliverables
meeting the needs of the telecommunication / electronic communication
community while still fulfilling its duty to support EU and EFTA regulation
The objective of the Institute is to produce and maintain widely implemented
technical standards and other deliverables as required by its members.
As a recognized European standards organization, our objective should
be reached in a way so as to support and enhance competition in a
unified European market for telecommunications and related areas.
At the international level, the Institute contributes to world-wide
standardization. ETSI is governed by the ETSI Directives, including
its Statutes and Rules of Procedure.
The Secretariat mission is to help ETSI members maximize the return
on their standardization investments by anticipating their needs and
responding rapidly and efficiently to their requests.
The Quality Policy of ETSI
The Quality Policy of ETSI is to achieve the following in its Standards
high people satisfaction
short lead times
high product quality
ETSI has been certified to ISO 9002 since 1st March 1994. The certificate
states that the Management system of ETSI including the implementation
meets the requirements of the standard ISO 9002 with the scope:
All processes facilitating the production, maintenance and distribution
of European Telecommunications standards and the administrative, legal
and information technology support to the general assembly, the ETSI
Board, the Technical Organization and Special Committees.
The objective of ETSI
The objective of ETSI is to produce and perform maintenance of the
technical standards and other deliverables required by its members.
This also includes producing and performing maintenance of the technical
standards necessary to achieve a large unified European market for
telecommunications and related areas.
The following key objectives are to be noted:
To start a permanent
review process in order to strengthen ETSI's orientation towards upcoming
new and changing standardization areas (e.g. m-commerce, IP based
technologies and services, e-Europe initiatives, etc.) for the benefit
of the membership serving global markets.
The provision of agreed
steps to be taken in order to improve ETSI's position as a European
first-class Standards Institute, developing deliverables that may
have extended international importance, willing to enter into international
co-operations of all sorts with a focus on global solutions in the
standardization of areas of mutual interest.
To make all operational
aspects of ETSI fit for the Internet (e-standardization).
Define internal activities
as resulting from external developments and trends.
It is an appropriate
goal for ETSI to develop deliverables which have global applicability
(where appropriate), achieved through global co-operation or through
participation in global associations and their work programs, but
ETSI itself should not become a global standards development organization.
lETSI has a duty to meet the needs of its members, but ETSI's duty
to support relevant EU and EFTA policies, arising from its formal
recognition by the European Union, must also be protected.
List of ETSI Board Members
The Board comprise elected, and ex-officio non-voting, members. The
Director-General and the Deputy Director-General are ex-officio non-voting
Mr. Francisco da Silva, Portugal Telecom SGPS SA, PT
Ms. Azucena Hernández, Telefónica de España, ES
Mr. Alistair Urie, Alcatel S.A., FR
Mr. Pritchard Julian, ETSI Secretariat
Assistant to the Board Secretary:
Ms. Jeanne Lancry, ETSI Secretariat
Mr. Malcolm Bermange, Microsoft Europe SARL, FR
Mr. Michael Breidthardt, IBM Europe, DE
Mr. Didier Chauveau, Secrétariat d'Etat à l'Industrie, FR
Mr. Alan Cox, Vodafone Group plc., UK
Mr. Keith Dickerson, BT Group plc, UK
Mr. Edmundo Fernández Puértolas, Spain, ANIEL, ES
Mr. Giorgio Fioretto, Telecom Italia, IT
Mr. Wolfgang Heidrich, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie
Mr. Simon Hicks, Department of Trade and Industry, UK
Ms. Verina Horsnell, Sun Microsystems Ltd., UK
Mr. Kari Lang, Nokia Corporation, FI
Mr. Kiritkumar Lathia, Siemens Mobile Communications S.p.A, IT
Mr. Tom Lindström, Ericsson L.M., SE
Mr. John Phillips, Nortel Networks (Europe), UK
Mr. Rolf Rüggeberg, Deutsche Telekom AG, DE
Mr. Jean-Marc Salles, TDC Tele Danmark A/S, DK
Mr. Jean-Claude Sapanel, France Télécom, FR
Mr. Ian Spiers, Marconi Communications, UK
Mr. Pierre Steiner, Swisscom SA, CH
Mr. Hans van der Veer, Lucent Technologies Nederland B.V., NL
Mr. Andy Wilton, Motorola Ltd., UK
Board SME Representative:
Mr. Alberto Pérez Lafuente, Microelectrónica Española S.A, ES
Board CEEC Representatives:
Mr. Péter Kesselyák, Communications Authority, Ministry of Informatics
and Communications, HU
Mr. Zeljko Puljic, SIST (Slovenian Institute for Standardization),
Board User Representative:
Karine Iffour, NORMAPME (European Office of Crafts, Trades and SMEs
for Standardisation), FR
Mr. Jorgen Friis, ETSI Deputy Director-General
Mr. Karsten Meinhold, ETSI General Assembly Chairman
Mr. Christopher Roberts, European Commission, DG Entreprise G-2
Mr. Karl Heinz Rosenbrock, ETSI Director-General
Mr. Johannes Thorsteinsson, EFTA
Mr. Evangelos Vardakas, European Commission, DG Entreprise G-2